Robotron Arcade Machine

This arcade machine is aimed at the Robotron fan !  It is just a particular version of our custom machines but as a popular item it gets its own page.


You would get all the benefits described here if you order a Robotron panel with any of our machines. 


Robotron is another classic game from the Williams/Vid Kidz stable. 


It is very playable on a standard fighter panel and feels prety good as long as the joysticks have a circle gate. But there are a lot of fans of Robotron who don't particularly want to play fighting games, and they appreciate a control panel with symmetric joysticks, and the feel and accuracy of a joystick with grommet centering and leaf switches. 


Original Wico leaf sticks are available refurbished, or we also make our own grommet leaf stick with the addded feature of quick swap restrictors. This means that eg the left hand stick can be modified with the correct feeling restrictor for other games.


The screen and controls are the same size and in the same position as on the original Robotron  cabinet, but using an LCD screen means it is smaller and lighter than the original. At around 75kg it has enough weight to be stable but it is also quite manageable which is not something you can say about the original.


With the addition of two buttons per joystick on the RobotronPlus4 control panel you can also play many other one player and two player games, eg:


     2way 1player:     Asteroids, Galaxian, Galaga, Space Invaders, Phoenix....

     4way 1player:     Pacman, Frogger, Pengo, Qix, 

     8way 1player:    1941, Scramble, R-Type

     2way 2player:    Joust, Galaxy Game, Bubble Bobble

     4way 2player:     Karate Champ, Timber

     8way 2player:    1942, Raiden, Narc, Gauntlet



We've spent a lot of time researching and tweaking the emulation system to ensure top end performance, which is important for such a fast and responsive game. Note that Robotron does not play correctly on many of the jamma boards such as 19in1. 


On the menu you will find various named settings (eg TGTS). This means you don't have to keep adjusting the settings, and each version has its own permanent high score table.





Example system: 

£  885   Upright Arcade Machine with Marquee

£  305  RobotronPlus4 Wico    -  2 Wico 4" refurbished joysticks, 4 buttons 

£1190   Horizontal Screen Robotron


Example System: 

£1025  Rotary Screen Arcade Machine

£  250  DefenderPlus Left/Right  -  2way Zeroplay, 11 buttons (3 Leafs)

£  330  RobotronPlus4 SNAP   -  2 Grommetsticks (1 with SNAP ON gates),  4 buttons

£    70   1 storage compartment (holds 2 panels)

£    25   1 additional Quick Swap marquees      

£1700   Rotary Screen 2 Panel Combo - Defender Robotron


Optional Storage etc :

£   70   1 storage compartment

£ 140   4 storage compartments

£   25   additional Quick Swap marquees             


Alternate and Extra Control Panels:  

£100 to £350    See Control Panels for details.


Graphics Options:  

£ Free   Your choice of our existing graphics.

£ Free   You can provde your own graphics.

£ POA   New or custom graphics.


£ Free   Collection (long estate car or van required).

£  100   Specialist courier, approx 2-5 week service.

£  POA  Immediate delivery by ourselves,  



Order Process:
A telephone conversation early in the process is usually the best way to establish your requirements and from there the best solution for you. It's a complex trade-off between budget and which games you care most about. Also we'll be thinking about when it can be built/delivered which depends on stock levels and the current build queue.
When you are ready to order, if it's a custom build we will take a deposit and that secures your position in the build queue.


Contact us today!

If you have any queries, please contact us:


07909 904906


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